University College, Oxford

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Name: University College, Oxford
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Sir Philip Dowson

was an architect whose practical Modernism reinvigorated Oxbridge quads but riled the Prince of Wales Sir Philip Dowson, who has died aged 90, was one of Britain’s most prominent post-war architects and, in later life, president of the Royal Academy of ... [Published Telegraph - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

The marvel of an epic

by Rupa BanduwardenaThe strategic location of Sri Lanka, India and a few neighbouring countries in the Indian ocean in the Maritime Silk Route from China to Europe made them a hub of ancient trade. Some of these countries, one-time colonies under the ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

City boy in Booker shortlist

The last two times I had written about Neel Mukherjee were for The Telegraph, when his first novel Past Continuous had come out, and when it had won the Vodafone-Crossword fiction award in July 2009 (along with Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies), Neel had ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Sir Philip Dowson obituary

Snape Maltings concert hall at Aldeburgh. Philip Dowson, its architect, told a professional colleague: 'We've just got to go in there and leave without anyone knowing we've been.' Photograph: Arup Associates"There is indeed a crisis in architecture," ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Robert L. Kendall Jr., 83, lawyer

Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff WriterPosted:Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:09 AMRobert L. Kendall Jr., 83, formerly of Gladwyne, retired partner in the law firm Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis L.L.P., died Wednesday, Aug. 20, of Parkinson's disease at Dunwoody ... [Published Philly.com - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Former Gresham’s school pupil and respected architect and academy president dies

A Gresham’s School pupil who went on to become one of Britain’s most respected architects has died just days after his 90th birthday.Sir Philip Dowson attended the school, in Holt, and then spent a year reading mathematics at University College, Oxford, ... [Published North Norfolk News - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Medieval religious chant gets a modern remix

It's after the chant, which is believed to be around 800 years old, was re-discovered in Scotland.A dance version of the melody, which was found in a Missal Fragment in Hawick, has been created by drum 'n' bass artist Goldie.Unlike the medieval rendition, ... [Published Christianity Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Guardian Elitism

Worrying report in the Guardian today that Britain is “deeply elitist” because people educated at public school and Oxbridge have in effect created a “closed shop at the top”, according to a study by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. ... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Calmness of mum’s writing ‘rubs off’ on an autistic son

Buy this photo Alison Pindar, who writes under the pen name of Alison Mercer, with her new bookMUM-OF-TWO Alison Pindar spends a lot of her time worrying about the behaviour of her autistic son Tom.But the Abingdon parent, who works part-time for a publishing ... [Published Didcot Herald - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: Celebrations as students collect A level results across Dorset and the New Forest

Bournemouth School pupilsTHERE were mass celebrations in schools and colleges as pupils received their A level results.Many schools in Dorset and the New Forest had a 100 per cent pass rate, with all students achieving A* to E grades. And there were plenty ... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

The life of a Booker nominee

In its first year of including novels written in English from across the globe, the Man Booker long list boasts city boy Neel Mukherjee’s second novel, The Lives of Others. The British-Indian author speaks to Metro on the nomination, the book, his college ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 27 2014]

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Key to his approach was the "tartan grid" in which "thin bays of the tartan pattern provided a dedicated zone of structure and mechanical servicing, leaving the larger bays clear for functional use" . It was the perfect fit for laboratories, offices, halls of residence and libraries
As Michael Hopkins, architect of the subtle yet distinct 1990s Glyndebourne Opera House , has said, "They [Arup Associates] showed us how to do a modern intervention – a concert hall seating 800 people – in a redundant agri-industrial building, making it seem effortless, as if it has always been there rising out of the reed beds. Now it is one of the most treasured places in England." It was this apparently effortless vernacular spirit that Dowson and his colleagues brought into the design of contemporary building types, especially...
"Bob consistently led us to the bright light of charity and justice, with his calm wisdom, unfailing kindness, and great knowledge" said the Rev. William H Wood III, former rector of St. Christopher's Church
"Thirdly, he brings an exciting new energy and new ideas to this project, all of which has been really helpful for us."

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Sir Philip Dowson [Published Telegraph - Sep 14 2014]
The marvel of an epic [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 14 2014]
City boy in Booker shortlist [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 10 2014]
Sir Philip Dowson obituary [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
Robert L. Kendall Jr., 83, lawyer [Published Philly.com - Aug 31 2014]
Former Gresham’s school pupil and respected arc... [Published North Norfolk News - Aug 30 2014]
Medieval religious chant gets a modern remix [Published Christianity Magazine - Aug 29 2014]
Guardian Elitism [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Aug 28 2014]
Calmness of mum’s writing ‘rubs off’ on an auti... [Published Didcot Herald - Aug 16 2014]
VIDEO: Celebrations as students collect A level... [Published Bournemouth Daily Echo - Aug 14 2014]
The life of a Booker nominee [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 27 2014]
Thomas Chitty [Published Telegraph - Mar 10 2014]
At last, a promising alternative to antipsychot... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Mar 07 2014]
Rio Tinto announces board changes [Published TrustNet - Mar 05 2014]
Sir Nicholas Browne [Published Telegraph - Jan 26 2014]
UK orders Bluestar claim probe [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jan 15 2014]
Oxford University apologies after sending out l... [Published Telegraph - Jan 14 2014]
Lord Roberts of Conwy [Published Telegraph - Dec 17 2013]
Professor John Albery [Published Telegraph - Dec 13 2013]
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